Dr. Martina Mugnano is the winner of the Galileo Galilei Rotary International Award for the scientific research activity reserved for Young Researchers for the year 2022. The award, promoted by the Rotary District 2101 is reserved for young researchers who have distinguished themselves in the humanities or sciences and who have conducted their research work in Italy. Martina, researcher with a temporary contract at CNR-ISASI located in Pozzuoli, was awarded for her research on quantitative imaging for the study of morphological features of tumor cells and the characterization of new biomarkers, with particular interest in the development of a new platform based on graphene oxide nanoparticles for drug delivery and as a potential nano carrier. Author/co-author of 56 scientific publications in international journals and conference proceedings. Currently, Dr. Mugnano is working within the FET Open project of the Horizon 2020 program, for the development of a super-sensor for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, through a blood test. The new device will allow a rapid and non-invasive diagnosis and a timely and targeted therapeutic intervention. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 829104. It is led by a consortium of 6 European partners, which include research centers, university and one company.